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Pan Am Number Date Delivered Disposition

 
SIKORSKY S-40 ~ 3 Produced

NC-80V
American Clipper
October 1931The First Clipper. Scrapped.
NC-81V
Caribbean Clipper
November 1931Scrapped.
NC-752V
Southern Clipper
August 1932Scrapped.

 
SIKORSKY S-42 ~ 10 Produced

NC-822M
Brazilian Clipper
May 1934Used in Latin America. Renamed Columbia Clipper. Scrapped July 15, 1946
NC-823M
West Indies Clipper
December 1934Used in Latin America. Renamed Pan American Clipper for use on Pacific Survey flights. Renamed Hong Kong Clipper in 1937. Sank at Antilla, Cuba August 7, 1944
NC-824M
Unnamed
May 1935Used in Latin America. Crashed, Port of Spain, Trinidad - December 20, 1935
NC-15373(A)
Jamaica Clipper
July 1935Used in Latin America. Scrapped July 15, 1946
NC-15374(A)
Antilles Clipper
December 1935Used in Latin America. Scrapped July 15, 1946
NC-15375(A)
Brazilian Clipper
February 1936Used in Latin America. Scrapped July 15, 1946
NC-15376(A)
Dominican Clipper
April 1936Used in Latin America. Lost in accident in San Juan Harbor on October 3, 1941
NC-16734(B)
Pan American Clipper II
September 1936Renamed Samoan Clipper. Lost at Pago Pago, Samoa with Captain Musick and crew on January 11, 1938 after survey flight and initial South Pacific Service
NC-16735(B)
Bermuda Clipper
September 1936Used for Baltimore/Bermuda route. Used briefly in Alaska and renamed Alaska Clipper in 1940 and then Hong Kong Clipper II in 1941 to be used for the Manila/Hong Kong route. Sunk by Japanese bombing, in Hong Kong Harbor on December 8, 1941
NC-16736(B)
Pan American Clipper III
1937Used on North Atlantic survey flights. Served as Bermuda Clipper on the Bermuda route in 1940. Then used in South America where it was burned and destroyed in Manos, Brazil a thousand miles up the Amazon River on July 27, 1943


MARTIN M-130 ~ 3 Produced
NC-14714
Hawaiian Clipper
March 1936Renamed Hawaii Clipper. Lost over Pacific east of Manila on July 29, 1938.
NC-14715
Philippine Clipper
November 1935Sold to the U.S. Navy in 1942. Crashed into mountain at Boonville, California (100 miles north of San Francisco) on January 21, 1943
NC-14716
China Clipper
October 1935Sold to the U.S. Navy in 1942. Crashed, Port of Spain, Trinidad on January 8, 1945


BOEING B-314 ~ 12 Produced
NC-18601
Honolulu Clipper
January 1939Pacific service. Remained with Pan Am during the War. Crashed into Navy vessel taking it under tow and had to be sunk on November 14, 1945 in Pacific.
NC-18602
California Clipper
January 1939Pacific service. Sold to the U.S. Navy in 1942. Sold to World Airways after the War and was scrapped in 1950.
NC-18603
Yankee Clipper
February 1939Atlantic service. Purchased by the U.S. Navy in 1942, but operated by Pan Am. Crashed and sank in River Tagus near Lisbon, Portugal on February 22, 1943
NC-18604
Atlantic Clipper
March 1939Atlantic service. Purchased by the U.S. Navy in 1942, but operated by Pan Am. Salvaged for parts.
NC-18605
Dixie Clipper
April 1939Atlantic service. Purchased by the U.S. Navy in 1942, but operated by Pan Am. Sold after the War to World Airways and scrapped in 1950.
NC-18606
American Clipper
June 1939Atlantic service. Sold to the U.S. Navy in 1942. Sold to World Airways after the War and was scrapped in 1950.
NC-18607(A)
NC-18608(A)
April 1941Ordered by Pan Am. Both were sold to the British Purchasing Commission and used by BOAC. 18607 became G-AGBZ Bristol and 18608 became G-AGCA Berwick After the War they were sold to World Airways - 1948.
NC-18609(A)
Pacific Clipper
May 1941Pacific service. Temporarily named California Clipper to replace 18602 that was being moved to Atlantic service, but within months was permanently named Pacific Clipper. Purchased by the U.S. Navy in 1946. After the War it was sold to Universal Airlines. It was damaged in a storm and subsequently salvaged for parts.
NC-18610(A)April 1941Ordered by Pan Am. Sold to the British Purchasing Commission and used by BOAC; became G-AGCB Bangor After the War it was sold to World Airways - 1948.
NC-18611(A)
Anzac Clipper
June 1941Pacific and Atlantic service. Sold to the U.S. Navy in 1942. Sold to American International Airways after the War in 1947 and then to World Airways in 1948; sold again in 1951 and destroyed in Baltimore, Maryland in late 1951.
NC-18612(A)
Capetown Clipper
August 1941Atlantic service. Sold to the U.S. Navy in 1942. Sold to American International Airways in 1947. Was sunk at sea by the U.S. Coast Guard on October 14, 1947
Epilogue: After World War II, 7 of the remaining B-314's were purchased by a start-up airline called New World Airways. By the early 1950's, all of the B-314's that had survived the War had been scrapped.

 
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